Office Party Spending Defended By Ex-DA Connick

The Orleans Parish, La., district attorney’s office misspent about $24,000 on holiday parties, birthday cakes, gifts for retirees, alcohol and other items, says the New Orleans Times-Picayune, quoting a state legislative auditor’s report. Spending public money on holiday parties and gifts is prohibited by the state Constitution. The report covers a 2001-3 period in former
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